Friday, June 06, 2008


Once again, the threat of Iran's nose to Israel's fist

All we here in the U.S. hear about is alleged, and non-existent, "threats" by Iran against "us" (Israel and/or the U.S. itself and/or "U.S. 'interests'"). But in reality, the very real, concrete threats are all coming from the U.S. and Israel:
An Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites looks "unavoidable" given the apparent failure of Western sanctions to deny Tehran technology with bomb-making potential, Transportation Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz said Friday.

"If Iran continues with its program for developing nuclear weapons, we will attack it. The sanctions are ineffective," Mofaz told the mass-circulation Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

"Attacking Iran, in order to stop its nuclear plans, will be unavoidable," said the former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff who later served as defense minister.
Note that this isn't just any old politician, or pundit. This is the Deputy Prime Minister of Israel and the former IDF chief of staff.

Of course, it's also worth noting that threats from Israel are not just words; Israel has a long history (e.g., bombing Iraq, Syria, leaving aside actual wars against Lebanon, Egypt, Syria) of carrying out such attacks.

Why stop here? There's more...

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